Author: Michelle Ng

Skream, Highasakite, Bag Raiders: Artists to watch at Beyond The Valley 2016!

December 9, 2016

Three days of non-stop music with a promising line-up? Talk about a good way to end the year! Beyond the Valley is bringing a heated line up of local and international talent to Gippsland to bring in the New Year and, now we’re just a few weeks out, we bring you our top artists to catch! TOKiMONSTA […]

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Allan Smithy on I See A Palm Tree, the development of his live show & more looking ahead to 2017

November 2, 2016

This Friday, Allan Smithy releases his debut EP I See A Palm Tree – a great result to come after what’s been a solid year of shows and single releases that have introduced us to a talented and captivating songwriter and performer. Ahead of the EP’s release, we got to check in with the Sydney based artist […]

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Tired Lion to Ocean Alley: 9 Artists to suss ahead of The Plot Festival!

October 25, 2016

Before going to any festival, I like to make a festival playlist to highlight a couple of my must catch acts and also, to pre-game. Anyway, here’s my picks for The Plot Festival! There are some rising goodies, as well as some more obscure and alternate acts for a little mix. TIRED LION I loved […]

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Singaporean artist Linying on her debut EP and upcoming Australian tour dates

October 21, 2016

Fresh off a tour with Felix Jaehn, Linying is up for a busy month this November with a slew of gigs in London, Melbourne and Singapore. For those who aren’t aware of the Singapore gem, its time to get acquainted with this singer-songwriter who bounces from folk to deep house. Linying gained fame by having her […]

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LyricFind Founder and CEO Darryl Ballantyne talks about bringing the lyrics of music to all languages in the world

October 18, 2016

While in Singapore for the conference Music Matters, Larry Heath sat down with one of the event’s speakers, Darryl Ballantyne, the Toronto based Founder and CEO of LyricFind, “The World’s Largest Lyric Licensing Service”. Over recent months, the company has been expanding their services across six continents, not just offering lyrics for music of different […]

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Qantas re-introduces direct daily flights between Sydney and Beijing

October 14, 2016

Seven years after they culled the service, Australian carrier Qantas will be reintroducing direct daily flights between Sydney and Beijing, in addition to its current daily services to Shanghai and 28 weekly services to Hong Kong. The services will commence on 25th January 2017. This new service which see an additional 3,300 weekly seats on […]

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Jack River announces headline tour dates for December!

October 14, 2016

Celebrating her debut EP with her very first headline tour, Jack River will be hitting town just in case you missed her at this year’s I OH YOU BIGSOUND  after party. With a cinematic and dreamy sound with her breathy vocals, Jack River is certainly one to keep your eye on in the indie circuit. […]

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Deep Sea Arcade releases new single and announce tour dates for December!

October 14, 2016

Deep Sea Arcade have dropped a brand new single “Learning To Fly” today, giving fans a little insight into what they’ve been working on during their time out of the main spotlight. It’s been three long years since we’ve heard new tracks from the band, and we are loving this new slice of music from ’em. And […]

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Let Them Eat Cake 2017 features the likes of ONRA, TOKiMONSTA, Oliver Huntemann and more!

October 12, 2016

And the party continues on 1st January with a stellar lineup of top notch hip hop and electric acts at Let Them Eat Cake in Melbourne. Happening at the sublime gardens at Werribee Mansion which is renowned for its breathtakingly sprawling grounds, Let Them Eat Cake is a spatial journey into the electronic realm. Accompanied […]

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This That Festival reveals pop up parties and final lineup!

October 9, 2016

This That drops the final lineup and the final release tickets! With three different stages with three different personalities, it’s a place for people of all sorts of music tastes, that’s for sure. A couple of stages have been added to the set up, which should entice those looking for a whole new experience. This […]

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OZFEST announces first artist reveal, including Ball Park Music, Hockey Dad & more!

October 7, 2016

The Gold Coast’s resident pop-up festival OZFEST is back! We are so stoked for the lineup, which promises us a whale of a time, what with the promised annual beach party which is THE highlight of the summer. Delicious food, rocking tunes and refreshing beer. What else could you want in summer? Headline acts in […]

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Jarred & Sam of Bad Pony (Sydney) on touring new music & what’s coming up next!

October 4, 2016

While at Music Matters in Singapore, we had the opportunity to meet some incredible Australian musicians and get to know them a bit better, as they made some invaluable connections and impressions on a market that is in itself, very large and diverse. One of those bands was Bad Pony, a Sydney five-piece who are going to […]

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Virgin Australia launches “Velocity Live” initiative for frequent flyers with Keith Urban Competition

September 30, 2016

This week, Virgin Australia’s loyalty program Velocity announced the launch of yet another initiative to reward their members: Velocity Live. Velocity Live will add offers to live experiences through exclusive event offers and pre-sale tickets. Who can say no to premium seating allocations? And to help kick things off, they’ve enlisted the help of Velocity […]

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Patti Smith adds extra tour dates to 2017 Australian visit

September 24, 2016

Who knew that everyone would be as excited for Patti Smith as we are?? After the huge demand for her Sydney and Melbourne show at just the presale stage, Bluesfest Touring has allowed more people to bask in Patti Smith’s live presence by adding two more shows! Known as the ‘godmother of punk’, Patti Smith […]

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The Zac Brown Band confirms Australian headline dates for April 2017

September 23, 2016

It’s been two years since we last saw them, but boy are we glad that the Zac Brown Band will be returning to our shores! Not only are they confirmed as one of the headliners for the 28th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest next year, but they will be having two special shows in Sydney and Melbourne. With […]

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Queenscliff Music Festival announces final artist update!

September 23, 2016

And that’s everyone for the Queenscliff Music Festival! Festival goers can expect loads of laughter, because Denise Scott, Dave O’Neil and Dilruk Jayasinha are some of comedians confirmed. Other highlights of the Queenscliff Music Festival include its popular yoga classes from True Spirit Revival Yoga, as well as family fun with activities like Krazy Koala […]

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Sugar Mountain reveals date for 2017 festival – pencil it in!

September 23, 2016

Melbourne’s leading boutique festival celebrating the latest in music, visual art and new media is back! Sugar Mountain 2017 will be happening on 21st January and we are looking at the most impressive lineup yet. You don’t want to miss this, especially with the promise of world premieres, exclusive collaborations and (best of all) food […]

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Telegram making their debut Australian appearances for VISIONS this October

September 16, 2016

Telegram are set to come out to Australia for the first time this October, thanks to the VISIONS crew! Touring as part of the Visions Circuit, the UK band will be making their debut Australian appearances at venues in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. VISIONS aim to bring live music to punters for free, and are behind […]

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Melbourne Music Bank finalists announced for 2016 – voting now open!

September 16, 2016

Who would be the finalists that would emerge victorious in this year’s Melbourne Music Bank Competition? It’s now all up to you the fans to cast your votes on the Bank of Melbourne website (bankofmelbourne.com.au/melbmusicbank). Besides showing support for your favorite musician, voters get the chance to win prizes themselves, including Pandora subscriptions and passes to […]

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Australian Music Week announces the Delta Riggs, Jeff Martin & more for their HiFi Days Festival!

September 16, 2016

The Australian Music Week will be running its second conference over three days in November. Many events and acts are schedule from November 2nd to 4th, so we’re here to give you the highlights. For some budding band hopefuls who want a chance to share their music with some of the biggest industry players, there […]

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Shura locks down exclusive headline Northcote Social Club date amongst festival appearances this summer

September 16, 2016

Having opened for many tours with the likes of CHVRCHES, M83 and Marina & The Diamonds, Shura finally gets her turn to shine with her own headline tour dates, this time in Australia. Set to come out to Australia for this year’s Falls Festival tour and Field Day, Shura has also locked in her first […]

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Jericco announce final ever show for Melbourne, this November 5th at the Corner Hotel

September 16, 2016

After seven long years on the Melbourne rock circuit, Jericco have announced that they’re calling it a day and will having a final show in their hometown to bid a final farewell to fans in November. Headlining at the iconic Corner Hotel in Melbourne, the band will play for the final time on November 5th. Nostalgic about their […]

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Catch the Listen Out set times ahead of the festival tour’s kick off next weekend!

September 16, 2016

The set times for Listen Out 2016 have recently been released, so get your squad together to fight over which band to listen to first. The timings all kind of overlap slightly, which gives you a chance to grab a taste of both sets, but can be dilemma when you have to choose between staying […]

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Cass McCombs touring new album Mangy Love this December!

September 11, 2016

Believe it or not, Cass McCombs just outdid himself with his latest album, Mangy Love. Cass McCombs might have eight albums under his belt already, but Mangy Love fits into the shoegaze vibe with a little bit of New York paranoia punk and Philly soul that sets itself from its counterparts. Cass McCombs will be […]

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Meshuggah touring Australia with new album The Violent Sleep of Reason next March!

September 10, 2016

Who’s up for some metal and progressive rock? Meshuggah, one of Sweden’s pioneering metal bands, is marking their 30th anniversary with a world tour and Australia and New Zealand is on the roster! With stops in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle, there are lots of opportunities to catch Meshuggah in action. With the release of […]

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Tortoise returning to Australia and New Zealand this December!

September 10, 2016

Post-rock band Tortoise will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for a couple of dates and to share their love for music through their recent album release, The Catastrophist. First up is New Zealand, with stops in Auckland and Wellington, before they come over to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth. It’s been seven years […]

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Sampology heading out on tour with new EP Natural Selections this October & November

September 2, 2016

Sampology returns to the stage with a whole range of new material and a tour to boot! Celebrating his latest EP, Natural Selections, with a new mixtape and various dates around the city, Sampology is one to watch in the soul/electronic scene. His new single, “Thicker Than Water”, is one soulful song that features vocals from […]

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Lunice bringing in the New Year with New Zealand and Australian tour dates!

September 2, 2016

Dance the night away with Lunice as he celebrates the New Year with a slew of performances all over Australia and New Zealand! The Canadian producer has been in the B-Boy and trap scene for ages, and has since gathered many fans with his visionary hip hop style. With hints of rumors of a debut full-length […]

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Son Little to tour Australia for the first time this November & December

September 2, 2016

November will see Son Little on his first ever headline tour of Australia! Fresh off Leon Bridges‘ tour as main support act, Son Little is continuing to conquer North America, and will be stopping by our shores for his own solo tour this time. Brooding blues infused with indie R&B is = a good time! You might also […]

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Tigerair re-launches service between Melbourne and Canberra with special fares

August 26, 2016

It’s been five years since you could fly directly between Melbourne and Canberra with Tigerair Australia, but daily return services with the low cost carrier are set to return from 8th December 2016, adding more competition to the route currently occupied by Virgin and Qantas. Canberra, the capital of Australia, is home to the National […]

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